Metropolitan Hilarion’s film “Orthodoxy in the British Islands” to premiere on Kultura TV channel

17/6/14 The documentary “Orthodoxy in the British Islands” will premiere at 22:05 on June 18, 2014, on the Rossiya-Kultura TV channel. The author of the film is Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, its producer Valeriy Shekhovtsev. Coming out in the Russia/UK Year of Culture, this film recounts the history of Orthodoxy in the British Islands, conversion of the ...

The Patriarch of Romania blessed and inaugurated the new studios of Trinitas Radio and Television stations

On 9 June 2014, Feast of Holy Trinity, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, blessed and inaugurated the new studios of Trinitas Radio and Television in the precincts of “Patriarch Iustin” social-cultural centre. “We wish you much aid of God, protection of the Most Holy Trinity and to work with joy, because, as said at the ...

Orthodox church in Kosovo robbed

InSerbia - 02/04/14 ZVECAN – The Orthodox church and the parish house in the Babin Most village in northern Kosovo-Metohija were robbed last night by unknown perpetrators, Zvecan-based TV Most reported early Monday. It is the third time the church, situated just outside Obilic, has been targeted by robbers. This time, the thieves also broke down the parish ...

Two Christians beheaded in Idlib in Syria

January 2014 Islamists from "DAASH" ("The Islamic State of Iraq and Great Syria") have beheaded two Christians detained by them—Armenians from the village of Deir Hassan (al-Dana, Idlib). This has been reported by MCN with the reference to the Kurds, who fell into the hands of Islamists together with the Armenians, but managed to escape. According to ...

Live television broadcast of Christmas Liturgy via satellite from Antelias – January 6th, 2014

Armenian Church in Lebanon - 5/1/13 The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) will broadcast LIVE via satellite the Christmas Liturgy presided over by His Holiness Aram I, from St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, on Monday 6 January 2014, beginning from 8:00 am UTC (GMT). For the Americas and Australia, check your local LBCI program ...

Russian Orthodox Church Urges Inquiry Into Religious Cult

December 2013 MOSCOW, December 2 (RIA Novosti) – A spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church called for an inquiry Monday into the activities of a Russian sect that he says “imitates Orthodoxy.” The unregistered Kuzya-the-God religious group, which experts say bears the hallmarks of a totalitarian sect, gained notoriety last week after its members allegedly attacked a ...

Suicide blast in Christian neighborhood in Syria kills 4

Associated Press - 27/6/13 DAMASCUS, Syria –  A suicide attacker blew himself up near one of the main churches in the Syrian capital Thursday, killing at least four people, state-run TV said. The blast struck in the vicinity of the Greek Orthodox Virgin Mary Church in the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Bab Sharqi in central Damascus, according ...

Belteleradiocompany to cooperate with the Belarusian Orthodox Church

18/4/13 A cycle of TV programs timed to the 1025th anniversary of Christianization of Russia is being discussed in Belteleradiocompany by the Coordination Council on cooperation of the media holding with the Belarusian Orthodox Church. Over 30 members including representatives of the Belarusian Exarchate and Belteleradiocompany discuss creation of spiritual and enlightenment programs, the work of ...

Russian delegation to visit Georgia

Georgia, Tbilisi,/ N. Kirtskhalia / - 22/3/13 Presentation of the GROS international center for humanitarian cooperation will be organized in Tbilisi on the initiative of Georgian and Russian scientists, artists, athletes and business community. An impressive delegation from Russia will head to Georgia for participation in this event. According to the organizers, this delegation will include Nicholas Dadiani ...

Turkey’s Ugly Trap for Assyrians

 Assyrian International News Agency - 18/1/13 Stockholm (AINA) -- Turkey's permission to allow the Syrian Orthodox community to build a church in Istanbul after 90 years of the republican period did make a great splash in the Turkish press recently. At first glance, this decision is seen as a positive signal by everyone. But upon closer ...

Indian Orthodox TV leaps into 2nd year of operations with transition to regular TV channels

Indian Malanakra Orthodox Church 6/7/2012 # India Orthodox Church’s only visual media steps into second year of operations # Main focus to spread teachings on faith, worship and traditions of Orthodoxy # TV offers ample opportunities for Orthodox members to showcase talents # Fr Punchakonam, CEO, says the team felt an ‘unseen power’ leading them to amazing results # Programs will ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM REFUSES TO HAVE AN INTERVIEW ON A TURKISH TV CHANNEL

4/3/2012 The Communication Department of the Catholicosate turned down an invitation addressed to His Holiness Aram I for a live interview on a Turkish satellite TV channel. In the letter of invitation, the "Armenian issue" appears among the topics to be discussed. Referring to the offer of an interview, the Communication Department reminds that "for the ...

Armenian Singer from Turkey, Sibil, to Make Metropolitan New York Debut

15/2/2012 HACKENSACK, N.J. — In 2010, a young singer in an Armenian Church choir named Sibil captured the attention and hearts of Turkey’s population. The headlines read “For the first time an Armenian singer is being heard in the streets of Istanbul.” Sibil and her sister, Garin, were born in Istanbul with a family name that ...

Orthodox Christians in fear of ‘utter chaos’ seek refuge in prayer

Sr Verona, head of the Saydnaya convent, in a room in the convent that was damaged in a recent mortar attack. Photograph: Bassem Tellawi/AP

8/2/2012 Members of a Syrian convent believe many interests are seeking to sabotage their country, writes MICHAEL JANSEN in Saydnaya THE ORTHODOX convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya sits four-square on a hilltop an hour’s drive from Damascus. The convent dominates the town of Saydnaya, inhabited by Christians known for piety. Our minibus, carrying a Lebanese television team, ...

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: FROM RECOGNITION TO REPARATION”

 The Armenian Genocide documentary premiered nationwide in the U.S. on PBS TV

24/1/2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Organized By The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia will take place at Antelias – Lebano from February 23-25, 2012. Opening Session Thursday 23rd February Friday 24th February INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ISSUES OF RECOGNITION AND REPARATION MORE ON PROGRAMME SCHEDULES, SPEAKERS AND CHAIRPERSONS

Muslims in Egypt Burn Christian Homes and Shops, Attack Church

By Mary Abdelmassih AINA NEWS 20/1/2012 (AINA) -- A Muslim mob attacked Copts today in the Upper Egyptian village of Rahmaniya-Kebly, Nag Hammadi, Qena province, destroying and torching their homes, straw huts and shops, while chanting Allahu Akbar. No one was reported killed or injured (video). According to reports, security forces were present but did not intervene and ...

“TURKEY SHOULD LOOK AT ITS OWN RECORD ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DENIAL,” Said Aram I in his TV Interview

December 2011 On Friday 23 December 2011, during an interview with OTV, the Lebanese station, and the Yerkir Media, His Holiness Aram I criticized the position of Turkey vis-à-vis the Middle East, and its response to the recent vote on the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives (USA) and the French Parliament Bill ...

Metropolitan Volodymyr temporarily discharged from hospital – TV

31/12/2011 Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Volodymyr (Sabodan) has been temporarily discharged from hospital. "Metropolitan Volodymyr has been discharged from hospital, however it is temporary. Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took part in the liturgy in Pokrovsky convent in Kyiv. At the moment, Metropolitan Volodymyr feels ...

An Armenian Village Where Residents Don’t Curse and Don’t Watch TV

9/11/2011 Epress.am -- Blond and blue-eyed, in the mountains of Armenia, they are like aliens from another planet. All around, the villages of Vahagni, Gamzachiman (Margahovit), Debet and suddenly — the village of Fioletovo, writes a Moskovsky Komsomolets correspondent who recent visited the village and shared his impressions with his readers. “There is not a single ...

Defrocked Former Primate of Russia Plans to Sue Armenia TV for Slander

4/11/2011 Archbishop Tiran Kyureghyan, the former Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese of New Nakhichevan and Russia, is planning to sue Armenia TV for defamation of character. In an October 23 broadcast covering the consecration of crosses to be placed atop the dome of the newly constructed Armenian Cathedral in Moscow, Armenia TV reported that the ...